Man busted for swiping friend’s winning lotto ticket
A man allegedly swiped his pal’s winning $50,000 Powerball ticket and planned to blow town for his native Dominican Republic but was caught before he could cash in, sources said Tuesday.
Rubelin Segura, 40, was arrested at about 10 a.m. Tuesday in The Bronx after the ticket’s rightful owner, taxi driver Victor Castillo, 66, told cops that Segura lifted it from his cab, law enforcement sources said.
“He was my friend,” Castillo told The Post. “I am just so surprised that he did this to me.”
Segura never got his mitts on the money because the New York Lottery learned of the accusation that he had stolen it and put a hold on the ticket, the sources said.
Investigators determined that Segura planned to scram to the Dominican Republic and live it up on the other man’s prize.
Segura was charged with three counts of grand larceny, three counts of criminal possession of stolen property, falsifying records and other charges, cops said.
He was awaiting arraignment in Bronx Criminal Court. Lottery officials didn’t immediately comment.
Jan 27, 2016
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